Diabetes Care Plan, How To Track the Short and Long Term Goals
Diabetes care plan is great because it will let you know if the things you are doing to manage the diabetes like eating healthy, exercising, and taking medications are working or not. Track your progress against the goals you have set both in day to day and long term along the following terms:
- Number of times you check the blood glucose level
- Level of physical activity
- Blood Pressure
- Dates to see the doctor
There is also what they call a Special Needs Plan which is a type of Medicare Advantage plan who can enroll Medicare beneficiaries belonging to special needs categories. And diabetes is one condition that can qualify one as falling under special needs group.
Congress identified people who belong to this category in 2003 in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. Diabetes is one of those identified as a disabling chronic condition. So you can find out if this will work so you can get the supplies you need to manage your condition.
Even if you don't need it now, it is good to look ahead so you can be ready for any unexpected situation. Having an extra diabetes care plan in place before you will need it is the way to go. For example is when you do not have a family and you will end up in an assisted living facility or nursing home, you may try to find one now who will be your advocate.
Many do not have family members who can assist them with certain activities of daily living. This is also the time when we need caring and human companionship in addition to the basic needs. We need human contact so we will not feel lonely and isolated.
You can look for a care manager should you need help. This manager will assess your situation and will help find the appropriate resources both in the community and private sources. His role is also to make ongoing visits to make sure your diabetes care plan is being followed. He will even help find and monitor live-in companions.
Having a care manager may allow one to stay home instead of going to a facility. Companionship will be there who will also help with non-medical chores like preparation of meals, household chores, shopping and the like. It is therefore good to use companion services.
Make sure that the care giver has passed a criminal check, and should be bonded, insured and supervised. The caregiver can be employed either long term or short term. But check your will and power of attorney to make sure the one who holds this is authorized to hire the resources to help you. You should also ensure you have an alternate name just in case the first one is gone before you need one.
There you go, hopefully this will help ease the minds of those who need the information. The next page will deal with what to do to take care of diabetic kids while they are in school for this page is primarily for those who are adults who may need diabetes care plan.
Diabetes care plan that includes the necessary things to do to manage diabetes like eating healthy, exercising and taking medications allows one to see how things are working out. Setting goals both short and long term and tracking the progress if they are being met is a good way to do this. The short term goals could be on checking blood sugar, blood pressure, weight and exercise level. The long term goals may be on A1C, triglycerides and cholesterol.
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